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APS Investigating Grady High Football for Illegal Recruiting

12/9/2013, 2:15 p.m.
Atlanta Public Schools is investigating illegal recruiting at Grady High School.
Grady high school football field.

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools is investigating illegal recruiting at Grady High School, per WXIA.

One-third of the school's players may have used fake addresses, in order to play for the school's team. Superintendent Erroll Davis, in his Monday, December 9 press conference announced that upwards 20 of 60 players may be ineligible, due to falsified information.

"We are taking swift and appropriate action to protect the integrity of the academic and athletic program," Davis said.

Head Coach Ronnie Millen, who has been with APS for 28 years, has been re-assigned.

Davis said the system learned of the possible fraud after receiving a letter from an anonymous source on November 7.

In order for students to attend schools, parents must sign affidavits swearing to their home addresses. If the investigation finds they signed the forms illegally, they could be prosecuted by the Fulton County District Attorney's office.

The investigation is likely to be completed in the next few weeks.